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FRANCE: Man Fires Gun During Live Show At Cannes Film Festival

Oscar-winner Christopher Waltz was being interviewed live on French TV yesterday when a man fired a starting pistol and rushed the stage claiming to have a grenade.
The drama unfolded when the Django Unchained actor was being interviewed for France's Le Grand Journal at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday (May 17) when gunfire was heard.Speaking to the Daily Mail, Waltz said: ''I was on a panel at the Studio Canal platform off the beach when a man produced a gun. I think it was a pistol and he fired but luckily for me they were blanks. ''Then he shouted he had a grenade and again luckily for me there was no grenade. ''The police have him. They tackled him to the ground. I don't know who he was or where he came from or what his problem was.'' The male suspect was arrested at the scene and police discovered he was carrying a fake grenade and a knife.
The show resumed shortly after the arrest.

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